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Any info on the string of hoppers parked at Burdell for the last couple of months?
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There's a string of about 22 grain hoppers that's been parked on the Burdell siding for at least the last couple of months. The string began small and kept getting larger, but seems to have stopped…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard C. Brand Jul 14.

SMART and NWP Co. news heard first here.
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Had breakfast with a friend this morning and got some new and as yet unpublicized  information on SMART and NWP Co. I'll leave my friend nameless, but, as they say, "You can take this to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by C. P. Huntington Apr 12.

Is steam excursion service in the NWP's future?
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Read the below link and let the speculation begin!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sotelo Oct 19, 2018.

Share your news about the Golden Gate Railroad Museum's move to Schellville.
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I'm not sure if it's really been discussed here much, but a quick review of local railroad related social media sites reveals that the Golden Gate Railroad Museum, late of temporary residence at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Cleek Aug 25, 2017.

 

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Richard C. Brand replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Any info on the string of hoppers parked at Burdell for the last couple of months?
"Update on the hoppers, went by via 101 this morning and the Windsor hoppers are still on the south end of the Burdell spur.  There is also a line of at least 15 additional hoppers (not connected) on the north end of that spur. Also as noted by…"
Jul 14
Richard C. Brand replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Any info on the string of hoppers parked at Burdell for the last couple of months?
"CP is correct.  These cars were the ones sitting on the spur in Windsor for over a year.  I posted a photo of these 20+ cars on that spur over 18 months ago.  There was also one of the Coast Daylight coaches which shows up on our…"
Jul 10
C. P. Huntington replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Any info on the string of hoppers parked at Burdell for the last couple of months?
"The 20 cars on the South end of Burdell are empty pet-coke pressurized hopper cars in storage, and not grain cars from Petaluma. Occasionally NWP will store a couple loaded cars on the north end of burdell if there is an influx of loaded cars coming…"
Jul 3
David L ILLICH replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Any info on the string of hoppers parked at Burdell for the last couple of months?
"The track they are on is NWP siding Smart does not use it ."
Jul 3
John Roth replied to Bob Cleek's discussion Any info on the string of hoppers parked at Burdell for the last couple of months?
"I don't have any information on why they're there, but I ride SMART three days a week, so I've been riding past them regularly. I like seeing them there."
Jul 2
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Any info on the string of hoppers parked at Burdell for the last couple of months?

There's a string of about 22 grain hoppers that's been parked on the Burdell siding for at least the last couple of months. The string began small and kept getting larger, but seems to have stopped at the 22 or so that have been there for quite some time now. I presume they are empties from traffic up to the Petaluma feed customers. I would have thought SMART wouldn't have wanted the Burdell siding used for dead car storage, but they're more in one place than I've ever seen before out on the…See More
Jul 2
Bob Cleek replied to Richard Sotelo's discussion The City of Corte Madera wants a SMART station and Track to Larkspur
"Yes, that's what I was talking about. It wyes off of the ROW when the ROW takes a turn to the west below the drawbridge. It may have been only a temporary spur laid down during the War. Or I could be completely wrong and the berm behind The…"
May 28
C. P. Huntington replied to Bob Cleek's discussion SMART and NWP Co. news heard first here.
"I choose to keep my identity from people who think they know everything. If this "high ranking official" didn't ask you to keep the information confidential then it is well within your right to answer to people who ask for a source.…"
Apr 12
Bob Cleek replied to Bob Cleek's discussion SMART and NWP Co. news heard first here.
"And a post by somebody without a real name is just...? The information came directly from a "very high-ranking official." He didn't ask that I keep it confidential. I just thought I'd leave it to him to decide how and when…"
Apr 12
C. P. Huntington replied to Bob Cleek's discussion SMART and NWP Co. news heard first here.
"Information without a source is just a rumor."
Apr 12
Jennifer replied to Bob Cleek's discussion SMART and NWP Co. news heard first here.
"Thank you for posting this Bob.  Very encouraging information.  A few years back I had pleasure of riding an IndyCar special from Suisun City to Sears Point and I was delighted.   It was something I wanted to do for as long as I…"
Apr 12
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SMART and NWP Co. news heard first here.

Had breakfast with a friend this morning and got some new and as yet unpublicized  information on SMART and NWP Co. I'll leave my friend nameless, but, as they say, "You can take this to the bank."SMART received a million bucks from the State to produce a feasibility study on extending the SMART system to provide commuter passenger service eastward on the existing ROW to link with the national rail system at Suisun City. This would provide a connection with the Capitol Corridor and Amtrak…See More
Apr 12
Bob Cleek replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART awarded AGAIN-$21 M from Calif State to extend to Windsor
"I'd expect the main expense, in addition to the new roadbed, concrete ties, and continuous welded rail, the big money will be installation of the automatic train control system and the "quiet zone" grade crossing signaling systems."
Feb 8
Bob Cleek replied to Richard C. Brand's discussion SMART awarded AGAIN-$21 M from Calif State to extend to Windsor
"As far as I know, Fred, the study of extending SMART east via the existing ROW to the national passenger train system is still in the works.  It's not a crazy idea. It makes perfect sense from a transit planning perspective."
Feb 8
Bob Cleek commented on Charles White's photo
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Ghost Town & Calico RR

"I wonder if the polluted water in Flint, Michigan, has any negative effects on this engine's boiler or steam lines."
Jan 23
Bob Cleek commented on Richard C. Brand's status
"I read somewhere recently, perhaps a Petaluma PD notice, that there will be maintenance work on one (or some?) of the crossings in Petaluma to coordinate city traffic lights with grade crossing signals and this will necessitate flagmen and horns for…"
Jan 23

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Serious RR collection on Craigslist

I tripped over this new ad on Craigslist.  https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/6013328045.html  It looks like a very serious RR collection is being liquidated.  Perhaps some of the collectors in here might be interested.

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 6:27pm

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At 4:03pm on January 16, 2014, Robert Hogan said…

Alan Pegler's  ex-LNE Flying Scotsman 4-6-2 and a British passenger train (8 cars I think) steamed down through central California on the Western Pacific and into Oakland on September 27, 1971.  This was the end of a national tour for the train.

The Flying Scotsman and train then operated a three car passenger train along the San Francisco embarcadero on the S.F. Belt Railway during the spring of 1972.  Perhaps this is what is remembered.  Ultimately the entire train was pulled back to Stockton on the WP and placed in storage at the Army Supply base.  Later the "Flying Scotsman" locomotive, a famous and well-loved steamer in the UK, was returned to the UK and remains in steam there to this day.

Hope this helps!

Bob Hogan

At 5:00pm on July 3, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Bob! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. We're adding content daily and actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

Mark Drury

 
 
 

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